Justin Maxwell Making the Most of Opportunity With Giants

A little over one month ago, the sound of a pitch hitting and fracturing Giants outfielder Hunter Pence’s forearm sent Giants fans into a deep funk. With the losses of Pablo Sandoval and Mike Morse in the offseason, it looked like the 2015 version of the Giants would be a bit offense-starved to begin with. Now that only promised to get much, much worse with Pence, one of the team’s...
Via BaySportsNet
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Here's Hunter Pence (with awesome hair) dancing to Michael Jackson

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has been sidelined since spring training with a broken forearm as a result of getting hit by a pitch. Despite the injury, Pence hasn't lost his touch on the dance floor, as you can see by this video he posted on Instagram Friday. Cue the Michael Jackson: Pence seems to have diverse taste in pop music. A few months ago, he shared this video in which...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scenes from a San Francisco Giants Day Game, 4/23/15

Left field, pre-game. The usher was not particularly understanding. I'm just trying to get a photo and move on, bro. Center field bleachers.The flags breezing along. The Giants are at the top (World Champs flag) and bottom (currently last in the division)The edible garden in center field, watched over by Hello Kitty.Why this is a custom jersey and not sold by the truckload in stores...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Progressing, but not Ready for May 1st Return

Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants doubles in the first inning during a spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at Scottsdale Stadium on March 4, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images) The San Francisco Giants have gotten off to a rough start to the 2015 season, sitting in last place in the National League West with a 5-10 record. The...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pence will return later rather than sooner

When Hunter Pence broke his arm on March 5, he was expected to return in 6-8 weeks, which would have had him coming back by late April. It probably won't happen until after May 1 according to Bruce Bochy.The status of Pence according to Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area is as follows:"Pence has been running and throwing in recent weeks and has taken light swings with a fungo bat, but...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants are 4-10, Let’s Keep Calm and Panik

The San Francisco Giants are in last place. Only two teams in baseball, the Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers, have a worse record than the Giants’ 4-10 mark. The Giants are next-to-last to only the Boston Red Sox in hard-hit ball percentage. Buster Posey, the team’s cleanup hitter and former league MVP, is currently hitting .229 with two extra base hits. Casey McGehee, who...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Unwritten Rules Should be Rewritten, or Something Like That

Once upon a time, the Neanderthal was used as a derogatory term to describe people who exhibited “caveman”-like qualities…you know, violent behavior, primitive social interaction, poor judgment, that whole thing.  That seems to be an insult to what evolutionary and fossil evidence suggested were a fairly intelligent and resourceful subspecies of human before they went extinct...
Via World Series Dreaming
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants, there is always the 2016 Season

By Sam Henry The San Francisco Giants are winners of three of the last five World Series’ played in the MLB.  World Champions in 2010, 2012 and reigning champs from the 2014 season.  The epic seven game series last October ended with the Giants celebrating on the home field of their opponents, the Kansas City Royals with a 3-2 victory.  But winning doesn’t come without its...
Via Beyond The Spread
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Please Don’t Let The Top San Francisco Giants 2015 Season Highlight Be Madbum On A Horse

Because right now, it is.Of course that’s not really true. Rookie Chris Heston has pitched marvelously in two starts, taking over for Matt “Greg Oden” Cain. Unfortunately Heston only has one win to show for it since the Giants can’t seem to score any runs. In the home opener they left the bases loaded in the first two innings, and had 10 men LOB through five.Scoring runs...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
13 days ago  |  Discuss

10 GIFs That Made Fans Fall In Love With Hunter Pence

First off, let me welcome you guys to my new blog on Bay Sports Net. “Extra Innings” will be a place that you can find my GIF recaps, photoshops, and feature pieces that are a little too off-kilter for the main pages. Hope you guys check in often and enjoy! What better way to start off a Giants blog than with a post on why we love Hunter Pence. It also so happens that the big...
Via BaySportsNet
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Injuries Piling Up

The San Francisco Giants are coming off a World Series Championship, and falling HARD from the top. They lost Pablo Sandoval this offseason to the Boston Red Sox in free agency, then Hunter Pence broke his arm in Spring Training and have now seen 2/5 of their starting rotation placed on the disabled list, in Matt Cain and Jake Peavy.  Brandon Belt could be Joining those two...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The most devastating injuries of spring training

Spring Training injuries are just the worst, right? The games don’t even count and yet every year a few teams have the entire course of their season derailed because a key player suffered a major injury. Sadly, this season is no different as we’ve already seen several major injuries impact the season, and we aren’t even halfway through Spring Training yet. Let’s take a...
Via The Outside Corner
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New Giants plush dolls aren’t wearing pants

So the fine folks at the San Francisco Chronicle have reported that Bleacher Creatures has teamed up with the defending World Series champions to sell some plush dolls at the Giants team shop to commemorate said victory. A pretty cool thing, no doubt. But then you take a look at the preview photos…     Notice anything missing? Really? Look closer. Where are the pants???...
Via The Outside Corner
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New Giants plush dolls aren’t wearing pants

So the fine folks at the San Francisco Chronicle have reported that Bleacher Creatures has teamed up with the defending World Series champions to sell some plush dolls at the Giants team shop to commemorate said victory. A pretty cool thing, no doubt. But then you take a look at the preview photos…     Notice anything missing? Really? Look closer. Where are the pants???...
Via Bloguin Best
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Spring training: preseason play or injury prone practice?

As spring training continues to speed along, it is alarming how many injuries are incurred on a day-to-day basis for each major league team. Sure spring training has its benefits, but when one truly dissects the effectiveness and logistics of spring training, is it causing the league and players more harm than good? The Oakland Athletics in 1902 spring training as Philadelphia Athletics...
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval: Leaving Giants was ‘not hard at all’

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Pablo Sandoval says he knew he wouldn’t be with the San Francisco Giants past last season after the team aborted contract talks on an extension in spring training in 2014. “I knew early in spring training last year I was going to leave,” Sandoval told Scott Miller of Bleacher Report. “They didn’t respect my agent. Contract talks, everything...
Via Sports-Glory
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: 2015 Outfield Preview

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to receive your 25% Discount Coupon for our 2015 Draft Pack! Just follow the steps below: Step 1: Review the Profcast on iTunes (we like the number 5).Step 2. Email your iTunes username to 3. Wait for us to respond (usually instantly) with your discount coupon.Step 4. Enjoy the Draft Pack and...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Injuries Dominating the Preseason

Spring training is here, baseball is back, and everything is supposed to be the best thing ever! Right? Of course, there are several bright spots wherever you look, but a lot of this week’s windup will focus heavily on injuries. Yes, there’s already quite a few to talk about. Unfortunately, there’s already a Tommy John surgery possibility lingering. Let’s Just Not Remember...
Via The Sports Post
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pence Suffers Fracture to Left Arm, Out 6-8 Weeks

As Corey Black’s pitch started to run inside, Giants’ right fielder Hunter Pence tried to escape the inevitable outcome, being hit by the pitch. It has happened countless times before to Pence in his career, unfortunately this time there was a little different circumstance. As Pence jogged down the first baseline the San Francisco training staff came out and immediately removed...
Via Baseball Essential
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence Out 6-8 Weeks

  World Series champion, Hunter Pence, will be out 6-8 weeks due to an injured left forearm that occurred in a game Thursday between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs. Pence was struck by a fastball from Chicago Cubs’ prospect, Corey Black. Black didn’t feel good about hitting him, let alone injuring him.  Black issued an apology via Twitter after the game. Lost...
Via Baseball Essential
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence has funny quote about broken forearm

Hunter Pence is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after suffering a broken left forearm when hit by a pitch on Thursday, but the spark plug outfielder is not letting the injury get him down. Pence promises to be back from the injury soon and thinks something positive can come out of it. “I think it’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pence Injury Pushes Giants Farther Back in the 2015 Pack

Looking at many of the recent 2015 top team projections and power rankings from MLB writers and analysts, it’s striking how many of them put the Giants tantalizing close to actually contending. FanGraphs listed the Giants as the 16th best MLB team for 2015 (but there were a number of teams tied on the list). They projected an 82-80 season this year with six NL teams ahead of San...
Via The Giants Cove
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Hunter Pence upbeat in clubhouse despite broken arm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Despite a cast on his left arm, Hunter Pence arrived upbeat in the San Francisco Giants clubhouse on Friday. Pence is scheduled to miss six to eight weeks after a pitch by Chicago Cubs' Corey Black fractured his left forearm on Thursday. Pence says he heals ''pretty fast, generally, usually quicker'' than expected. Pence has played in 383 consecutive games...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence and pitcher who broke his arm have friendly Twitter exchange

The San Francisco Giants on Thursday were on the receiving end of some pretty bad news when the team learned that outfielder Hunter Pence will miss between six and eight weeks after suffering a broken forearm when he was hit by a pitch. Chicago Cubs pitcher Corey Black was the one who threw the ball...Read More The post Hunter Pence and pitcher who broke his arm have friendly Twitter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants' Pence out 6-8 weeks with broken forearm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for the World Series champions, the quirky Pence has played in 383 straight games -- the longest active streak...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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